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Joshua (2002)

G | | Drama | 19 April 2002 (USA)
"Joshua" tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town.

Director:

Jon Purdy

Writers:

Joseph F. Girzone (novel) (as Joseph Girzone), Brad Mirman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Goldwyn ... Joshua
F. Murray Abraham ... Father Tardone
Kurt Fuller ... Father Pat Hayes
Stacy Edwards ... Maggie
Giancarlo Giannini ... The Pope
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ... Theo
Michael Guido Michael Guido ... Aaron
Matt Zeigler Matt Zeigler ... Kevin
Colleen Camp ... Joan Casey
Marc Grapey ... Steve Casey (as Mark Grapey)
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Ray Persini
Dale Calandra ... Leo Persini
Cedric Young Cedric Young ... Charlie
Tim Grimm Tim Grimm ... Bishop Anderson
Jordan Allen ... Michael Reed
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Storyline

The town of Auburn was always normal, to say the least. True, the people there weren't really a "community", but they never noticed...until a stranger named Joshua rolled into town one morning. In small ways, Joshua began to help out around the town-helping a teen play guitar, helping save a marriage in danger, or teaching a bumbling priest how to speak about faith. An old Baptist church that came down in a storm is his next big project. With the help of stuttering Theo, who dreams of being a preacher, he brings the town together to restore the old building. In this way, the whole town unites and becomes a community. This attracts the attention of Father Tordone, who is a bitter man due to the fact that he lost a position in the Vatican. When the mysterious Joshua begins to show up in two places at once and miraculously cures a blind woman, Father Tordone believes Joshua is a false prophet, trying to cheat people. When his next huge miracle-reviving Theo from death after he falls from... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,461,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,461,635
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The face of Jesus in the stained glass window in the nave of the Catholic Church is the face of Tony Goldwyn, who plays Joshua. See more »

Goofs

Joshua presents his tools to the Pope as a gift. Just before Joshua disappears, the tools jump from the Pope's lap to his arms between shots. See more »

Quotes

Aaron: [In the Confessional with Father Tardone] It's a miracle!
Father Tardone: Aaron? You're Jewish! What are *you* doing here?
Aaron: I thought *someone* should tell you!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Come Together
Written by Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr and Mark Lee
Performed by Third Day
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Touching
14 June 2004 | by LHartnessSee all my reviews

There are a few holes in this movie, both theologically and cinematically, but I must say I was touched by it. For a moment I felt Christ's love for us. And while we cannot forget that His love is also a part of His holiness, it was nice to get a brief glimpse of that perfect love. Kudos also to Michael W. Smith, who took on the task of writing a decent score for the film. Fans of the Christian group Third Day will also be pleased to see a nice cameo as well. And on the DVD there's a nice documentary that exhibits the filmmakers' desires to share God's love with the viewer. And if you enjoyed the movie, there's a whole series of Joshua books out there to continue the exploration of "what if Jesus came as the Joshua character"...

This isn't a great film, but I did go to bed last night feeling grateful to be a Christian, and grateful to feel His love for me in a simple movie.


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